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Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
young activist to be a part of so much history, working with civil rights leaders like reverend jesse jackson, corretja scott king and eleanor holmes norton. mary frann sis berry, the former commissioner of the civil rights commission, eeoc and robinson would transafrica. i was a kid during those days. they were organizing protests outside the south african embassy. my job was to help find and identify people who would get arrested, to keep the movement alive. it was a very tremendous moment and opportunity, but later i had an opportunity, working on a clinton/gore campaign and nelson mandela after visiting harlem in the 1990s, wanted to come to the inaugural of bill clinton. he had great affection and respect and admiration for bill and hillary clinton. i was an advanced person back during those days. i helped to escort him around. my good friend, yolanda, who was in that picture, it was a great moment. later i had an opportunity to go to south africa and other places to help train workers and volunteers who would conduct the first multiracial elections in south africa. he was authen
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
a fascinating moment. i heard the president talk about this and his own children, about the civil rights movement in the united states. those who don't remember, what do they take away? the memory of the man lives on, the legacy of the man lives on. how does the world, the education system in south africa. how do educators around the world. what will children learn of nelson mandela? look at many of the young faces when you were playing the music beforehand. many of those who are performing weren't alive in the '80s during the struggle. they weren't there when mandela was freed or the free elections in the early '90s. it's a fascinating question for me, when you say farewell and pay tribute to one of the greats of history, today all the tributes will be made, 10 and 20 years from now, what will the young people take from it? >> it's interesting to that point, john, during the president's remarks, he mentioned what is probably nelson mandela's most famous speech, no matter when you were born. during the trial that wound up sending him away on his sentence, he had so many famous lin
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